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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
PHYSICAL SETTING / EARTH SCIENCE - JUNE 2003

12 The flowchart below shows part of Earth’s water cycle. The question marks indicate a part of the flowchart that has been deliberately left blank.

Which process should be shown in place of the question marks to best complete the flowchart?

(1) condensation    (3) evaporation
(2) deposition         (4) infiltration

13 Which weather-station model shows an air pressure of 993.4 millibars?

14 An Earth science student observed the following weather conditions in Albany, New York, for 2 days: The first day was warm and humid with southerly winds. The second day, the temperature was 15 degrees cooler, the relative humidity had decreased, and wind direction was north-west.

Which type of air mass most likely had moved into the area on the
second day?

(1) continental tropical     (3) maritime tropical
(2) continental polar        (4) maritime polar

15 A sample of wood found in an ancient tomb contains 25% of its original carbon-14. The age of this wood sample is approximately

(1) 2,800 years      (3) 11,400 years
(2) 5,700 years      (4) 17,100 years

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